LAST 4th AT POWDERHORN, THE: $3, 4¾” x 7 ?”, color printed paper, 20 pgs.

Apr 28, 2016

This zine is “a participant’s account” by Karl Noyes of going to see the final fireworks at the Powderhorn Park Fourth of July celebration that occurred in 2013. The writer and a couple of friends ride bikes to the park, take some mushrooms, see disappointing fireworks, set off their own fireworks, and idly reflect on life some more. In short, not that much really happens. There is a lot of complaining about the “nanny mentality,” though. The glossy collage work that’s all over the cover and margins is pretty great. It oddly manages to illustrate the stories pretty well in a Dada-esque way. Extra bonus points for the weird, pop-culture nightmare John Wayne and pizza centerfold. (Roosterhouse, 3052 Elliot Ave., MPLS, MN 55407,